Once you've picked out your perfect crib, your next step is a crib mattress. There are several things to consider, especially the safety of your baby. This guide provides information on how to choose a mattress in the correct size for your crib.
Crib mattresses are available in two basic types: classic innerspring and more modern foam. Learn what you need to know to choose a durable and high quality mattress that is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, or organic. To keep the crib mattress clean, look for waterproof binding and purchase a washable mattress protector.
Once you've chosen a crib, changing table, dresser, and glider for your nursery, you now need to choose the right layout for your nursery. Keep furnishings close together so you can find your way easily during those late night feedings. But also be sure you have floor space so you can rock baby to sleep.
Our editors' sample nursery layouts offer inspiration for how to display a beautiful crib, incorporate additional furniture for guests, make room for your glider and changing table, and even how to use your space for twins to keep babies happy and to keep your nursery looking beautiful.
The biggest purchase for most new parents is the crib for the baby's nursery. Learn the different types and sizes available to make the perfect choice for your little one. Along with popular styles like sleigh cribs and modern cribs, there are a wide variety of colors and finishes to choose from.
How to choose your baby's crib will depend on a few factors. A traditional crib is a classic option, but many families are now choosing convertible cribs that can turn into beds with a toddler-rail and then ultimately a daybed or full size bed as your child grows. Families with small spaces may want to consider mini cribs that provide the same comfort and safety in a smaller size. Families who travel often or are looking for a second crib at Grandma's house should also look into portable cribs and play yards that are easily packed up for the road.